Victoria Hamilton - Kevin M. Connors

Victoria Hamilton: Executive Director: City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture

Since 1988, Victoria Hamilton has over 30 years experience as an arts administrator. In 2004, under her leadership the City adopted a Public Art Masterplan requiring art in public and private development. She received San Diego Press Club Headliner of 2000 for Arts Advocacy, 2004 AIA/San Diego Chapter Community Design Award and Hotel Motel Association 2006 Golden Key Award for Outstanding Contributions. A board member on national and state arts service organizations, Victoria is past President of the U. S. Urban Arts Federation and California Assembly of Local Arts Agencies.

Question #1 What is your highlight Visual art experience from the last year?

#1 "Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal's performance of Ten Chi. Pina set her fantastic dance piece on a dark stage swirling with floating cherry blossoms and anchored by a large sculpted whale. This brilliant performance blended breathtakingly beautiful dancers, powerful visual images and eclectic music all lending to an exhilarating, engaging work of art. "

Question #2 What is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?

#2 "To enhance the visual arts in San Diego, my roll is to advocate for public policy and additional resources, which support our cultural institutions and individual artists. This goal can be reached through increased City arts funding and implementation of the Public Art Masterplan to realize art in private development and public capital improvement projects."